3D Paper Pie Slice Gift Boxes ๐Ÿ‚ Thanksgiving Crafts

Hi everyone! I’ve got a fun papercraft tutorial for you this week, these pie themed gift boxes! We’re making a pumpkin pie box, a “traditional” pie box, and a lattice pie box!

These would be fun gifts for your Thanksgiving dinner guests, or for just about any occasion during Christmas and the holiday season. They are easy and quick to make (the lattice one is a bit more tricky) and great for filling with candy, treats, or other small gifts.

Click the image below to watch the tutorial:

 

Materials:

  • Card stock – you’ll want paper that has some weight to it for this.
  • Score tool (or an old pen that doesn’t write)
  • Ruler
  • Glue (I like using hot glue for this, but use whatever you prefer!)
  • Scissors

 

Here are the patterns:

You’ll need the main pie box pattern for all of the pie styles, in addition to the decoration pattern for whichever pie you want to make.

Pie box pattern

 

Pumpkin pie decorations

Traditional pie decorations

Lattice pie decorations

 

SVG files of this project available for purchase here in my Etsy shop for those with cutting machines ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Spooky 3D Paper Haunted House Tutorial!

3D Paper Haunted House

3D Paper Haunted House

Hi everyone! This week, I’m bringing you one last Halloween tutorial before the holiday is here! In this video tutorial, we’re creating a spooky, fun haunted house out of paper! Put an LED tea light or two in it, and it makes a great decoration for both Halloween day and night!

This is a very fun project to make! Feel free to customize it with your own decorations. I think kids would have a great time decorating this also (although an adult should probably do the assembly first).

 

Materials:

  • Card stock – you’ll definitely want to use heavier, stronger paper for this project
  • Vellum or tracing paperย (if you want to add “glass” to the windows)
  • Glue – I used hot glue for the assembly of the house and Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to attach the vellum
  • X-Acto knife or other craft knife
  • Scoring tool (or an old pen that no longer writes)
  • Ruler
  • Thin wire to attach to the bats – I used 24 gauge
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint (if you want to add distressing to the house) – depending on the colors of the house, you’ll need white or black (or both, in my case)

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

halloween house_1/2

halloween house 2/2

halloween house roof & chimney

halloween house door, shutters, bats

 

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Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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3D Coffee Cup Paper Gift Box Tutorial!

Hi everyone! I have a really fun tutorial for you this week! Now that it’s October, pumpkin spice lattes and hot chocolates are everywhere. I’m always trying to think up fun gift box ideas, and I got thinking, why not create a coffee cup gift box design!

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I think these turned out so cute and fun! It’s one of my favorite gift boxes I’ve made so far! Put a Starbucks (or any other coffee place) gift card inside, and it makes the perfect gift for coffee lovers (or hot chocolate lovers)! This would also make a great gift for a teacher who loves coffee!

 

Materials:

  • Card stock or other heavy paper in 3 colors (you’ll want to use heavy paper for this)
  • Hot glue (you can always try other types of glue, but you’ll need something with a very strong, quick hold)
  • Score tool (or an old pen that no longer writes)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Coffee cup pattern 1 of 3

Coffee cup pattern 2 of 3

Coffee cup pattern 3 of 3

 

SVG cut file coming soon!

 

As you are assembling the box, be sure to “stretch” the sides around the bottom of the cup as much as you can, everything needs to fit tightly together.

 

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Paper Backpack Gift Box Tutorial ๐ŸŽ Teacher Gift Idea

Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a cute miniature paper backpack that doubles as a gift box/treat box! I think these would make such fun diy teacher gifts! Candy, jewelry or other small objects would fit perfectly in this box.

I don’t know about you, but I love anything miniature – and these mini backpacks are so so cute! You won’t want to fill these too full or you may have trouble getting the box closed, but these can hold quite a bit!

Materials:

  • Card stock – it’s best to use heavier paper such as card stock for the box portion and buckles, and lighter weight paper, such as scrapbook paper or construction paper, for the top flap and accent pieces. I used four colors of paper total.
  • Score tool – I used this one from EK Tools, but you can even use a pen that no longer writes.
  • Glue or adhesive – I like to use hot glue because it has a quick, strong hold
  • X-Acto Knife or other craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

 

Click below for each of the paper backpack templatesย (you will need all of these to complete the box, and I’ve separated them out to print on different colors of paper):

Backpack Box

Backpack Accent Pieces

Backpack Straps

Backpack Buckles

 

โœ” SVG cut file of this project available here in my Etsy shop

 

Let me know if you have any questions, and I’d love to hear what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

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3D Paper Trophy Treat Holder for Father’s Day!

 

Hi everyone! In my latest tutorial, we’re kicking off the Father’s Day crafts with this 3D paper trophy! Although this trophy is made of paper, it’s pretty sturdy and just the right size to hold small gifts or candy, or would even work as a gift on its own. I designed this with Father’s Day in mind, but it would of course work for other occasions, or even as a party favor.

This isn’t the quickest project, but the most time consuming part of this is just cutting out all the pieces. The bottom part of the trophy will require some small folds and careful glueing, but it’s definitely do-able.

Materials:

  • Card stock or other heavy paper – this is a project that won’t work too well with thin, regular paper, especially if you will be putting candy or a gift inside – it won’t be strong enough. Gold colored card stock works best! You’ll need two colors of paper.
  • Scoring tool – you’ll need some sort of tool to score the fold lines. I use a Cricut scoring stylus, but an old pen that doesn’t write will work also.
  • Hot glue – you can try other adhesives if you don’t have hot glue, but I always find that it works best because it sets so fast and strong, which is necessary for this project.
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler – to assist with scoring lines.

 

Click here to view & print the patterns (print these onto printer paper, cut them out, and trace around them or print them directly onto your card stock):

paper trophy pattern 1/3

paper trophy pattern 2/3

paper trophy pattern 3/3

 

SVG file of this project available for purchase here!

 

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

 

More Fatherโ€™s Day crafts here

More paper gift boxes/treat holders here

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Paper Bow Tutorial: 5+ Bows with 1 Template!

Paper Bow Template and Tutorial

Hi everyone! Continuing on with the trend of paper projects, in my latest video tutorial we’re creating 5 different bows out of paper! These are all easy and quick to make, require limited supplies, and there’s a lot of different ways you could use them – attach them to a gift, a card or other paper craft.

There’s one very important thing to know before you make these: you must use thin paper, such as non-cardstock scrapbook paper. If the paper is too thick, it will crease as you create the curved areas of the bows and won’t look good. Also, you will need glue/adhesive that has a strong hold and sets fast. For this reason, I like to use hot glue. I tested Tacky glue on this, and it just didn’t hold fast enough.

Materials List:

  • Thin paper (such as thin scrapbook paper)
  • Glue (hot glue works great)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Click here to view & print the pattern:

Paper bow template

 

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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3D Paper Purse Tutorial for Mother’s Day

 

Hi everyone! In my latest video tutorial, I’m back with another 3D paper project! This time it’s a paper purse for Mother’s Day (but could also be a great gift for other occasions such as birthdays, or as a party favor for showers, etc).

Click the image below to watch:

 

 

These mini purses are really cute and are pretty simple and quick to make! They are the perfect size to hold small gifts, candy, or things like nail polish!

Materials:

  • Card stock paperย (thicker paper works much better for this) – I used gold foil paper from Michaels for the buckles to make them more realistic
  • Hot glue or other strong adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper purse template 1/2

Paper purse template 2/2

 

SVG cut file now available for purchase here!

 

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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3D Paper Tea Cup For Mother’s Day!

 

 

Hi everyone! I’ve been really loving three dimensional paper projects lately, and in this new tutorial, I’m back with another one – a paper tea cup for Mother’s day! (or any other occasion!) These are so cute and an especially fun gift for anyone who loves tea. In the video, I filled mine with tea packages but the tea cup could hold candy or small gifts also!

Click the image below to watch the video:

 

Materials:

  • Card stock (heavier weight paper should be used for this, it will make it much stronger)
  • Glue (I used a glue gun, but other adhesives such as Tacky glue or a glue stick should work)
  • Ribbon (works best if it’s 1/8″ width or thinner)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper Tea Cup 1/2

Paper Tea Cup 2/2

 

SVG cut file of this project now available for purchase here in my Etsy store!

 

Check out the rest of my paper crafts here and my Mother’s Day projects here!

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below ๐Ÿ™‚

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